Delft University of Technology is the largest and most comprehensive university of engineering sciences in the Netherlands. TU Delft cooperates with many other educational and research institutions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The high quality of their research and teaching is renowned. TU Delft has numerous contacts with governments, trade associations, consultancies, industry and small and medium-sized companies. The Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering houses the Department of Dredging Engineering. The dredging engineering (DE) section is active at DUT since 1926. During the early years mainly involved in teaching but since the last decades involved in research on the field of dredging technology. The Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences houses the Department of Geoscience and Engineering, which seeks efficient control and use of the earth crust resources and permanent maintenance of the geological infrastructure. The Department employs about 200 personnel including ca. 100 PhD’s.